Fender Mustang 1 V2
If you’re looking for a compact amp that is perfect for practise but has all the benefits of a solid-state amp then you likely won’t find better than the Fender Mustang 1 V2. It boasts a large array of features, excellent performance quality and comes at a good price, costing around £100. Perhaps its best feature is its range of pre-sets, you can select anything from classic Fender cleans to metal distortion. There is also a collection of effects built in and it houses 20 watts of power to boot, meaning that it’s great for both beginners and seasoned pro’s alike.
Roland are a company well known for producing high quality amplifiers, odds are that there isn’t a list of the best amplifiers in any category out there that doesn’t have at least one of their products on it. This list is obviously no different. The Roland CUBE-10GX has that beautiful Roland tone that usually comes at such an expensive cost, again this will set you back around the £100 mark. It is nice and small making it perfect for carting around to practises. It has everything you might need for practising including the ability to alter its sounds and effects using a smartphone app which is super handy.
Orange Crush 20RT
Visually, this amp stands out thanks to its bold orange hue, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s something of a style over substance model, but you’d also be dead wrong. The Orange Crush 20RT features the revered Orange Voice of the World 8-inch speaker meaning you won’t need to worry about it lacking sound quality. It also features a 3-band EQ which ensures an excellent clarity, this means that when you’re playing around with the amplifiers built-in reverb you can be sure that clarity remains. This has the added bonus of the ability to reroute the sound through your headphones, if you’re worried about waking the neighbours this is an extremely handy feature. And did I mention how awesome it looks? It’s Orange!
If you haven’t heard of the Laney brand before then now is a good time to get acquainted, they produce great quality products at great prices. The LG12 is one of those products and certainly worth looking at if you’re trying to finds a good practice amp. It comes with 12 watts of power and though that mean not seem incredibly high it still packs enough punch for you to make the most out of those practise sessions. If you’re someone who is constantly transporting your amp about then this is a great choice for you, it’s incredibly hardy and will certainly take a bash or two without even a sign of material damage. You’ll be able to get yourself an LG12 for £75, an excellent price for an excellent product, well worth considering should you be on a tighter budget or just enjoy a good bargain.